Using ideas and activities already tried and tested in the classroom, this book shows practitioners how imaginative drama lessons and activities can be used to help encourage and improve children's writing, speaking and listening skills. Perfect for the person who might not be used to leading drama-based activities, this book takes a step-by step approach that will help even the most daunted teacher tackle drama with confidence. Also included are: " ideas for suitable writing and drama activities; " advice on lesson planning; " list of useful resources; " examples of children's work and teachers' comments. Class teachers, teaching assistants, literacy consultants and drama and English co-ordinators looking for practical, fun drama activities to support literacy will find all the help they need in this book.

Year 7: Literacy: Focus: Goodnight Mr Tom –Michelle Magorian

Year 7: Literacy: Focus: Goodnight Mr Tom –Michelle Magorian

Year 7: Literacy: Focus: Goodnight Mr Tom –Michelle Magorian
Literacy Links:W Y7.14 (deploy words with precision); S variety – 7.1; 7.2 and 8.1; 8.2; 8.3; T Wr. 7.1 (plan, edit etc.); 8.2 (re-read … effect on reader …); 7.6 (portray character …); 7.9 (links between reading and their choices as writers); 7.14 (describe a person …)


  • Read Chapter 1 of Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian (Puffin).


  • Still frame: fours choose one scene/incident in Chapter 1. Selected groups freeze while the rest of the class add adjectives to describe the mood/feelings of the characters or the atmosphere of the scene, think of captions to capture the moment, discuss what the body language tells the audience. Scribe on flip chart. ...
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